Gay Robinson writes: 'Just wanted to let you know that for the past hour we have had heavy rain. Rain is falling in New South Wales on the fire ravaged landscape, rain is falling in Queensland!!!!! The power of Prayer is amazing. All that is needed now is for the rain to extend south to Victoria.
Please, please thank all the wonderful people who have been praying for Australia and in particular for gentle falling rain. Their on going help is still needed and SO appreciated as the animals are still in danger of dying due to lack of food sources and of course the people will need continued support to cope not only with the practical issues of getting their lives back on track but also dealing with the emotional and mental traumas.
If only emails had sound, you would hear the rain falling - a most glorious sound. Again we are so grateful for the world wide support. Together we DO make a difference.
As we wrote in our first post, White Eagle says you may not think that your individual light is of any use, but it is:
We would have you remember that however weak and however insignificant you consider yourself, you are a channel, an instrument through which the Christ-light can manifest. You have been brought to this condition and time that you may be used to serve.
So thank you so much to all who have held Australia in the light and continue to do so!
The trustees recently held their annual meeting with the Lodge’s investment managers. Our aims for the investment fund are to produce:
• income to help meet the annual running costs of the Lodge
• capital growth to support the temple rebuild project and in the longer-term protect the value of the fund from the effects of inflation.
Last year we further strengthened our ethical investment criteria which included making best endeavours to exclude investments in palm oil production or deforestation. We also excluded investments in companies that produce violent computer games.
An amazing phenomenon unfolded this year. The impact of the White Eagle Lodge’s ethical investment strategy over the last twelve months had a positive effect on performance of +1.56%. Normally application of ethical criteria to financial investments results in a reduction in performance.
Our ethical criteria caused our investment managers to invest more heavily in companies which provide technologies addressing climate change. This includes a U.S. energy company producing increasing amounts of energy from solar, thereby allowing closure of coal-fired power stations. The demonstrated success of this approach will hopefully encourage other companies to do the same.
Another investment is in a company that makes carbon fibre used for wind turbines and aimed at producing lighter weight aircraft which reduce the carbon footprint of air travel.
White Eagle Retreats 2020
for more information. As a taster, the first retreats this year are:
'Astrology and the Five Great Laws'White Eagle School of Astrology Annual Gathering
Friday 15 to Monday 18 May (residents arrive on Friday evening andmay stay until Tuesday morning) We would particularly encourage students on our courses to attend; however, as always, everyone is welcome!
A Teacher for the New Age? Saturday 23 to Thursday 28 May led by Colum Hayward
'Walking in the Master's Footsteps' Saturday 11 to Wednesday15 July a retreat led by Rozita Hansen
'My Peaceful Place' - a shadow-puppet making workshop
On Sunday February 23, 2020, at 11.15am we have our Lodge Anniversary Service.
Following our 'bring and share' vegetarian lunch, at 1.30pm Hannah Hill will offer a workshop open to adults and children.
Hannah says: ‘After a short journey to our own 'peaceful place' in our imagination, you will have the opportunity to make a simple shadow puppet inspired by your meditation using recycled materials; then we will take it in turns to show our creation to the group from behind the screen, with shadow shapes and beautiful colours and textures shining through. A good opportunity for children to learn about meditation and for adults to reconnect with their playful and creative nature.’
'A man or woman may be very simple and according to earthly standards ignorant and uneducated intellectually, but everyone has another mind, the mind of the heart, and the mind in the heart is the instrument of spirit. When your heart is full of God, when however humble and simple you are your impulse is to be good, to do good, to help and to love, then you are opening the way to the inflow of infinite wisdom which is there in God.'
Twice Weekly Posts on Facebook!
You can keep a link with White Eagle’s teaching through on-line social media as well as through the printed word.
Over half those who follow the page are from outside the UK with countries as diverse as Nigeria, Egypt and Japan well represented.
Because of its popularity we now post twice weekly. On Friday there is a thoughtful extended White Eagle quotation and many friends like to share this on their own Facebook page, so it is a lovely way to help spread White Eagle’s teaching and wisdom.
On Monday mornings we share an evocative reflection by one of the team at New Lands or in London (usually this is Jeremy Hayward) and this brings plentiful engagement from readers.Every post is accompanied by a photograph of the natural world at New Lands so we keep homely local colour as well as extending around the world!
If you are on Facebook and would like to join in, just click on the photograph.
In this issue, the White Eagle teaching on 'The Way to Christmas Happiness' and 'The Gentle Brother'. Also, articles on 'Giving the Self', 'The Journey', 'The Three Robes of Mary' and further teaching, articles, poems, meditations and Readers Letters.
If you do not already receive Stella Polaris, order your copy in good time. It contains a wealth of warm-hearted and inspirational features, which make the whole magazine feel as if White Eagle is speaking directly to you! It costs £3.00 per issue by post, or you can take out an annual subscription for £15. As a member you receive Stella Polaris free.
For further details and to order, please contact us at New Lands, Brewells Lane, Liss, Hants. GU33 7HY: firstname.lastname@example.org or order through our website.
As part of our policy of transparency as a public charity, we are pleased to share our Annual Highlights which provides an overview of the Lodge's activities last year. The full, audited accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission website.